My Mastodon Posts June 2020
- Graphics Tools Poll https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104322353322133383
- List of Distros Officials https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104309257301275277
- Graphics Tools List https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104341045707458765
- User Friendly Resources https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104303641285042714
- Awesome Free Software https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104352228377420642
- Peertube Guide for YouTubers https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104235340156599605
- Librehost Overview of Mine https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104034618932368527
- Libre Speed Test https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104019444489789834
- Alternative World vs Gafam https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104001452551058243
@ademalsasa I rarely use video conferencing software, I don't need it (not on a daily basis, at least). I have used jitsi, I've never heard of bbb. I boost to make people aware that such software exists
@ademalsasa I used to host my own jitsi, but after I wiped the server bu acident I not been bothered to set it up again. I don,t do that many video calls, but I have been meaning to test out nextcloud talk as I have it setup
@anedroid so unfortunate, my friend. Sorry to hear that.
You can read Free Software recommendations at https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/better-than-zoom-try-these-free-software-tools-for-staying-in-touch.
On a side note, we may remember this list with Jitsi instances around the world, likely preferable over meet.jit.si:
I haven't yet seen anything similar for BBB, although there are public/$free offers in NZL, DEU, CHE ... ...
Introducing people to the wrong, market-driven, approach to FLOSS would be more harmful then leave them using Windows®.
I don't use GNU/Linux only because it is faster, steadier and more private.
I use it because it preserves my liberties and by doing so it was able to evolve into so many different forms.
@olamundo thank you very much, Amigo, for your opinion. I agree with you. This is the right time to share GNU Users Who Have Never Heard of GNU: https://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-users-never-heard-of-gnu.en.html.
I'm sorry for how I wrote that, and I didn't intend those posts to be interpreted as an attack on anyone's values. I failed to find the right wording to properly state the point I was making. If you want, you can choose to watch this video to understand what I was trying to explain:
@Linus_in_a_Bit @ademalsasa As someone who repeatedly worked on projects - sometimes more then my colleagues - and gotten little to no appreciation, I feel bad for the fact that we only have the Linux kernels, all the distros, even Android because of the movement Stallman started, yet it is brushed away by the more market-friendly Open Source™.
While the two aren't enemies or opposing views per se, when GNU is completely removed and when Free/Libre and Open Source Software is refered just as "OSS", I feel it is a attack on all that was conquered.
I feel that it is the appropriation of communitary human effort by the Big Tech.
@realcaseyrollins hi casey, Discord is not free software.
We use Jitsi Meet (or BBB) for video conference meetings.
As a suggestion, I always look at FSF and GNU when I am not sure whether one popular solution (like Discord) is free software or not. If FSF or GNU makes use that solution, like Mastodon, without further explanation, then I can be sure that is free software.
They are against the ToS - mostly because they don't like not being able to spy on you more than what they can do with the messages you post (you would think that would be more than enough to sate them, but no).
They may be gratis, but they take your freedom, so are nonfree.
>Very confusing nomenclature.
I've thought about the meanings of "free" and I've concluded that using "free" to mean "zero price" is really a misuse of the term, that really doesn't even make any sense, as payment is gained is some other way, thus not being free (but such is sadly prevalent - but seemingly recently not as prevalent).
Once someone grasps that price isn't being refereed to, it is clear we're talking about things like being; "free from chains", "free from handcuffs" and "free from cages".
>That's why I differentiate between free and #FOSS software.
The only reason "open source" exists is to attempt to cover up the ideals of free software, so I condemn such totally.
Also, "free open source software" has often be misused to mean; gratis, source available software, so that's really a poor term.
If you really wish to be neutral between free software and "open source", "FLOSS" is a truly neutral term.
I'm seeing a lot of rhetoric in this thread that refers to #FOSS as a bad thing, something antithetical to content that is truly free (not freeware such as #Discord), yet I haven't seen much evidence of this being the case. All of the #FOSS software I can think of--like #Handbrake, #YouTubeDL, #Minetest, etc.--doesn't really have anything antithetical to #libre ideals.
And it's not like I'm too dumb to understand your hoity-toity words, that's not the problem; the problem is mostly that I want to use words in ways that most people will understand. If I run around saying that #Discord isn't free in public, people will look at me like a physcho, and rightly so.
@realcaseyrollins @Suiseiseki FOSS and FLOSS both mean the same thing, FLOSS is just trying to make it clear that "free" means "freedom" not price. "Free" is ambiguous - Discord is free as in price. Minetest is both FOSS and FLOSS.
I actually thought that FLOSS meant Freely-licensed open source software, which I think is a less weird way to say it. People understand "freely" to mean freedom without adding french/latin words
>something antithetical to content that is truly free
Please do not devalue things by referring to them as "content".
>All of the #FOSS software I can think of--like #Handbrake, #YouTubeDL, #Minetest
Handbrake is licensed under the GPLv2, which does not say "open" in it.
Some versions of youtube-dl are licensed under public domain, which "open source" does not apply to, as that's not a copyright license.
Recent versions of youtube-dl are under the Unlicense, which doesn't say "open" in it either.
The software parts of minetest are licensed under LGPLv2.1+ and/or Apache 2.0, which doesn't say "open in it".
As for the art etc, such is under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 (no "open") and fonts under; OFL 1.1 (which actually says "open", but source code doesn't pertain to fonts usually).
So that's all free software that you are labeling as "open source".
>is mostly that I want to use words in ways that most people will understand. If I run around saying that #Discord isn't free in public, people will look at me like a physcho, and rightly so.
Clearing up the confusion is very simple, all you need to say beforehand is; "When I say free, I mean free as in freedom, not as in price." and any listeners won't make the same mistake again.
Meanwhile, good luck explaining the 10 requirements of "open source" to people.
You should probably run around saying that Discord is proprietary malware instead if you can't be bothered clarifying what you mean by nonfree.
What's your Free Software recommendation?
I use these #FreeSoftware. Please share yours. Boosts are highly appreciated.
🔒 Password Manager
📞 Video Call
Firefox/GNOME Web (A.K.A. Epiphany) 🌐
me right now?its not a recommendation cause i dont like some of em but here list:
android (its also linux, i know)
tor browser (for sus sites and hardcore searches)
bitsy/mosi (game editor cause i do such things)
microstudio (same reason)
i dont save passwords neither listen music often so i dont use such things
Arch Linux (install script will serve most base cases well)
Tor browser (read about how it does and doesn't keep you safe)
Element (matrix chat client)
Do you support #GiveUpGithub?
You may consider contributing to #Codeberg User Manual to help foster the adoption of one of the best GitHub alternatives and replacements.
Codeberg is a Germany-based service based upon free software #Gitea and, unlike GitHub, publicly involves their users in the development.
Please boost if you agree.
I opted to run my own Gitea instance, so I don't. But I like Gitea, so far.
I have some special needs, or from another perspective, intend to seriously strain the software.
I felt it would be a little abusive to treat a free public resource like Codeberg that way. I also had to set some NGINX and Gitea parameters to handle larger files without choking.
Works, though. So far, anyway. My instance can handle multi-gigabyte blobs, as needed for my animation production files.
@ademalsasa I've been having a Codeberg account for more than two years now but I am not a programmer, so won't boost. (git, issue tracking, pages etc. is useful for other tasks as well, e.g. for editing and publishing things on the web.)
@ademalsasa It wasn't really an emotional thing. I like Gitea, Codeberg does a fantastic job, IMHO, and I prefer to pay for good service :) I hope many more not only start using Codeberg but also help them grow by donating time or money :)
Have you ever heard of OneDev?
Think about GitLab, but smaller, simpler, lighter, with GUI and CI/CD all fits in a Docker container.
My Recommended Video Editors
What's yours? Please share your opinions and experiences too.
Please boost if you love video editing and multimedia.
@jfml at first, I also could not appreciate Cinelerra, but once one friend told me it is the best video editor of both free software and GNU/Linux worlds, I understood it. Also, it's the oldest of all video editors we had now under free licenses.
@ademalsasa Do you prefer any of these over others (for specific purposes?)?
I've used Kdenlive and Blender a tiny bit for super light editing, Natron's docs where nonexistant, didn't like Openshot iirc. Isn't Ubuntu Studio a distro and not a video editor? Or does it have one?
@jfml I currently prefer OpenShot as my needs are just very simple. So is LibreAV not a video editor but a community of people. I mentioned them for people to research further and find your friends in multimedia.
What's your printer that works with GNU/Linux?
Please share the brand and model. For example, mine is Canon MP160 and it works with 100% free software distro, #Trisquel, without manually installing driver.
Please share to boost adoption of GNU/Linux in professional works and offices. Thank you.
@ademalsasa Anything that says Brother and including their mfc. They have linux drivers for everything on their website if your distro doesn't simply 'make it work'.
As far as I am aware, brother provides drivers for CUPS, not Linux, but that driver is nonfree, as it requires agreeing to an EULA.
But that isn't a problem, as gutenprint (http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/p_Supported_Printers.php) and brlaser are CUPS drivers that support the vast majority of brother printers.
Really, every printer that isn't insanely specialized with a bunch of fancy features should just work, with no special driver required, as CUPS has supported driveless printing for a while.
@Suiseiseki Most often the printer is simply found on install. You need the drivers from the site always for the scanner in my experience.
Getting the physical scan button to work with *any* scanner, ever is always the tricky bit.
So impressive that I had to reinstall the entire OS and start over like 6 times that afternoon! :-)
I kept 'helping' it...
But complicated management scripts like yunohost are very brittle and don't take kindly to the earth moving under their feet!
Eventually, I stopped doing all the things I usually do to move into a new server and then things were fine - as long as I kept my grubby little fingers out of it :-)
As of now, the *only* changes I made manually were to ssh and to the ownership of one folder in /var, so a remote cronjob could write to it.
@gemlog @ademalsasa I have had similar experience. I did download and install a mega raid package for the raid card and a ups power manager package. It will politely shut itself down during a power failure now. You can manage the firewall with the yunohost command and you can renew ssl certs there. What I do is every 90 days or so I open port 80 on the firewall and renew all the let’s encrypt certs and then close port 80. Yuno host is happy to auto renew them but if you close port 80 let’s encrypt won’t issue. Glad you are all setup now.
I haven't controlled a ups in my life. I have installed them locally on client file servers and business computers. Best use of control was STONITH with DRBD :-)
I only have had public facing servers in NOCs like netnation and contabo, real iron and vps.
@gemlog @ademalsasa I tried and struggled self hosting with spectrum internet. They have abysmal upstream speeds. Google WebPass the fiber equivalent for apartments rolled out and it made it so I can reliably use the services away from home too. :-) I do have to upgrade the host soon. It’s only 4 core and 8 gigs of ram so it doesn’t like transcoding video or running mastodon and those are the next two tasks I’d like to do. Anyhow hope yunohost works well for you!
@Wopu hello my new friend.
I'm teaching migrations from Windows to GNU/Linux and Peazip is one of my curriculum.
It is necessary to help people getting used to Free Software as early as possible and eventually ready to fully switching to GNU/Linux.
Glad to find a new friend like you.
Ha ha! :-)
"I just use " thing-gemlog-never-heard-of !
I used "Install custom app " for a flat site I update via ssh cronjob, but I didn't know redirect_ynh was there.
I've never needed docker, so it wasn't until last night, at your suggestion, that I installed and ran it for searxng here at home.
I was going to put it on my other non-ynh vps, because it seemed simpler than fighting ynh and breaking it, because I know how to do it manually.
KDE's Dolphin file manager (installed by default) does all those things already no? I imagine that Nautilus/Nemo also do the same in gnome. What is the advantage to running an extra gui program vs right-clicking in w/e file manager you normally use?
@ademalsasa You did my work more easy friend !
For a long time I was looking for a good replacement for the WinZip Rar . Peazip is really such a great replacement for it .
Keep Giving More Content Like This 🙂👍
When was the #fediverse started?
Let's toot and boost.
In the beginning, it was a very small place in form of social networks, interconnected to each others.
The world's starting to accept it.
It pushes the creation & development of these social media:
Following the post above (please let your friends know), here's the official websites:
Further readings is here https://fediverse.town/t/awesome-fediverse-links/20.